And a Good Book
Important things first, are these sheets silk or cotton?
Oh definitely cotton. Silk is too slick. But a high thread count. 200 at least. And Egyptian cotton.
What are you wearing?
I’m a big fan of teddies by Victoria’s Secret. Red is my color.
What are we snacking on in bed while we read tonight?
Extra Sharp cheddar cheese with Sea Salt and Olive Oil flatbread crackers, and a bottle of Merlot. For contrast, strawberries with melted chocolate for dipping.
If I open this nightstand drawer, what will I find?
An antique pocket watch, some playbills from the theater, a small bottle of Astroglide, a vibrator, a cock ring, and nipple clamps. Well, you asked!
Do you roll up in the blankets like a burrito, or kick the covers off during the night?
Both. Depending on if we’re sleeping alone or not.
Can I put my cold feet on your calves to warm them up?
Absolutely. I’m used to it.
What are we reading?
Truth and Consequences, Book 3 in the award-winning Sixth Sense series, is now available for on Dreamspinner Press!
Blurb: When FBI agent Jerry Lee Parker wakes from a coma after a murderous attack on his life, he has no memory of his immediate past. In the blink of an eye, he has gone from having a nearly photographic memory to recalling nothing of the last six months of his life, including his partner and lover, John Flynn. While Lee tries to reboot his past and reconnect with John, there are events at play around him he doesn’t understand. John is keeping secrets from him, secrets which could get them both killed.
Matters come to a head when Lee is hounded to turn over a mysterious artifact, of which he has no knowledge. The two men wind up in a fight for their lives as they risk everything to keep the powerful relic out of the hands of a ruthless killer. In order to protect those he loves, however, John may be forced to make a deal with the devil.
Who are you and what do you want?
Well, that wasn’t a particularly friendly start.
I’ve been trying to find out some information on this weird box I ran across. I’m not sure what it is. I thought it might be a Boadicea Box.
I grimaced at the screen. He was probably right, but he still didn’t have to be such a dick about it. Fine. If you don’t know the answer, why didn’t you just say so? Thanks for not wasting my time.
It’s funny, but I find that people seem to trust rudeness as a declaration of honesty. I don’t know why that is. When worming information out of a reluctant source, vinegar works better than honey every time. Nothing like telling an informant he doesn’t have anything useful to tell you to make him spill his guts and prove you wrong.
You’re spelling it wrong. I didn’t say I don’t know the answer. How can I trust you?
I smiled as I typed my response. I should be asking you that question. Someone whacked me over the head and stole a strange blue and silver box from me. I just want to know why.
I could tell from the message bar that Hal was typing his reply, but it still took a while before his answer showed up on the screen, as though he paused in the middle to think about his response.
Blue and silver? With runes on the sides?
Yes. Have you heard of or seen anything like this?
No reply. After thirty seconds, I typed, The FBI interviewed me about it, and I think someone is following me.
If that didn’t appeal to the conspiracy theorist in Hal, nothing would.
Switch to Google Chat. 20 minutes. He added a gmail address that was probably one of dozens he owned. Or just created.
I glanced at my watch again. Twenty minutes would give me time to go upstairs and grab a sandwich. Maybe I was finally about to get some answers. It occurred to me, as I closed the laptop, that my “far-fetched” story, designed to snag the attention of a paranoid fruit loop, was actually pretty close to the truth.
That was an unsettling thought.
Meet the author:
Sarah Madison is a veterinarian with a big dog, an even bigger horse, too many cats, and a very patient boyfriend. She is a terrible cook, and concedes that her life would be easier if Purina made People Chow. She writes because it is cheaper than therapy.
Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Sarah-Madison-Author/106445646104338
Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4057853.Sarah_Madison
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Tour Dates & Stops:
20-Oct: Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews, The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat, Emotion in Motion, Book Reviews, Rants, and Raves
26-Oct: BFD Book Blog
Rafflecopter Prize: E-copy of 'Unspeakable Words' – Book one in the series